3 May 2022
Nominate your favourite charity for them to be in with a chance of getting up to a £5,000 donation!
It’s that time of year again where we begin the nomination process for our annual charity award! Since being launched in 2017, the popularity and interest in the award has grown continually, and we are expecting this year to be the most popular to date!
Every year we ask our members and the general public to nominate their favourite charities. The charities are then shortlisted to a final ten by our charity team. It then goes to a public vote! This gives the charities the opportunity to gain votes from their supporters, increase their chances of being in the top three and getting a donation.
We award the top three charities with the following donation amounts:
1st place - £5,000
2nd place - £1,500
3rd place- £1,000
We are now ready and waiting for you to nominate your favourite charity!
You have until the 30th June 2022 to nominate your charity before the top ten are announced and the voting begins. Charities will then have until the 31st October 2022 to get as many votes as they possibly can, and then the voting closes.
Our winners last year are as follows:
1st place - Raven’s Rescue (£5,000)
2nd place - Abbie’s Army (£1,500)
3rd place - Rush House (£1,000)
After last year’s donations were awarded, we spoke to Sarah Price from Raven’s Rescue, who said:
“This is amazing, and we cannot thank you enough! We have recently taken in two puppies that need urgent medical treatment, the Sheffield Mutual award will improve their quality of life and help towards vet treatments for some of our other rescues too.”
If you wish to nominate a charity, the nomination page can be found here.
The criteria for any charity nominations are as follows:
- The charity must be registered on the gov.uk website
- Priority will be given to charities aimed at relieving hardship, poverty or suffering
- The charity will need to engage with their supporters in order to gain votes and if they receive the donation amount the charities will be required to use their best efforts to promote their relationship with the Society, agreeing to participate in photos as required
There are a few standard exclusions to be aware of:
- Charities should be UK based
- Donations are not available for statutory service, such as libraries and hospitals
- The charity must not be related to companies, political parties or affiliated religious groups